Sponsored Content: Game Day Entree: Deep, Dark, and Stout Chili

Happy Super Bowl week, everyone! If you’re not a football fan but still love the idea of gathering around the television for entertainment and food, then I’ve got the perfect recipe for you. Chili is always a great option when entertaining guests. This recipe is from Harding’s Friendly Markets. Deep, Dark, and Stout Chili Ingredients: […]

Restaurant inspections for Washtenaw County in December 2014

The Washtenaw County Public Health Department’s restaurant inspections for December 2014 are in. Of the 129 restaurants and food service facilities inspected in December, 42 had two or more priority violations, which are the most serious violations that are most likely to lead to food-borne illness. Twenty-one restaurants this month had three or more priority […]

Stir-fry with fresh ginger, roasted vegetables and chicken is quick, easy

The other day I threw together a chicken stir-fry recipe that had a unique flavor and tasted perfectly fine without any carb addition (ie: rice, noodles). It was so easy and so delicious, that I wondered if any of my Spunky Kitchen Facebook followers would be interested in trying it out. The response was pretty […]

7 things you didn’t know about ‘The Bachelor’ contestant, Michigan native Kelsey Poe

HUDSONVILLE, MI – The latest season of the popular reality TV show “The Bachelor” has Hudsonville native Kelsey Poe competing for the affection of this year’s extremely eligible Chris Soules, an Iowan farmer who was part of the final three men from last season’s “The Bachelorette.” The show reveals things about Poe’s personal life, including […]

Film notes: Eclipse Awards, Knickebocker film series, ‘Almost There’ premiere, more

MLive file photo  GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Organizers of the Eclipse Awards, presented by WKTV Community Television and Media, are accepting submissions for the 2015 ceremony, to take place May 7 at the Harris Building Ballroom. West Michigan-based producers, directors, actors and writers will be honored at the fourth annual event, which will air live […]

‘The Bachelor’ 2015: Michigan native Kelsey Poe boasts about her home state in latest episode

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Episode four of ABC’s “The Bachelor” gave Hudsonville native Kelsey Poe much more camera time and a chance for viewers to learn more about the guidance counselor who lives in Texas. The Monday, Jan. 26, show also had Bachelor Chris Soules’ three sisters making a surprise appearance and deciding with whom […]

GRCC faculty: Not offering domestic partner benefits for LGBT employees is discriminatory

Grand Rapids Community College (Joel Bissell | MLive.com) Joel Bissell | MLive.com  GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College faculty members spoke out Monday in support of adding domestic partner benefits for unmarried couples, saying that in their absence, “gays are in effect discriminated against.” “We have employee hiring statements that say we don’t […]

Grand Rapids Catholic Central’s Nick Marosi commits to Miami of Ohio

GRAND RAPIDS –Catholic Central’s Nick Marosi has become the second Grand Rapids area player from the Class of 2015 to commit to Miami of Ohio. Marosi’s announcement came via Twitter, and he will join East Grand Rapids senior linebacker Carter Masek at the Division 1 school. Marosi, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound four-year varsity starter, was a […]

West Catholic’s Bryce Witham mulls over several Division 1 offers before choosing University of Minnesota

GRAND RAPIDS –Senior Bryce Witham really didn’t want to spend too much time focusing on college until he finished up his high school career with the West Catholic football team last fall. Witham, however, has been busy since helping lead the Falcons to their second consecutive Division 5 state championship and a 14-0 record. Witham, […]